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2016 Schedule
52-44, 2nd in AL West
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Springer gives Astros insurance with RBI single (0:13)

Lineup: Astros (51-44) vs. Angels (43-52)

  • 1. George Springer, RF (R)
  • 2. Marwin Gonzalez, 1B (S)
  • 3. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 4. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
  • 5. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 6. Colby Rasmus, LF (L)
  • 7. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
  • 8. Preston Tucker, DH (L)
  • 9. Jason Castro, C (L)
  • SP: Lance McCullers, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Morales talks Bregman, Gurriel

Julia Morales of Root Sports Southwest joined John, Raheel and Del to discuss the delay in calling up Alex Bregman and the acquisition of Yulieski Gurriel.

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 19 Roger Clemens

The Rocket became the first pitcher to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game and is the only one to do so twice. He won a record seven Cy Young awards and is one of five players to win the award in both leagues. His 4,672 strikeouts are the third-most of all time. Nos. 20-11

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Astros' deadline status: buyers

The Astros are all-in at the trade deadline and can focus on adding pitching with Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman on the way, Jim Bowden writes. Expect them to make run at the Yankees' coveted relief duo if New York sells. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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X-rays negative on Evan Gattis' wrist

Gattis said he suffered a contusion, but no fracture, after getting hit on the back of his right hand while batting on Wednesday. "Optimistic and feel good," Gattis said afterward. Houston Chronicle

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Jose Altuve is en fuego

Altuve went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, giving him 12 hits over his last four games. That's the most hits over a four-game span for an Astros player since Lance Berkman in 2008, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Nolan Ryan the most overrated pitcher ever? (2:13)
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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 50 Nolan Ryan

Ryan is baseball's all-time strikeout leader with 5,714, 839 more than any other player. His seven no-hitters are also the most all time, three more than any other player. An eight-time All-Star, Ryan has his jersey retired by three different teams (Angels, Astros, Rangers). Nos. 50-41

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Springer continues to thrive at leadoff

George Springer hit his 21st homer of the season -- and his 12th since moving to the leadoff spot -- in Oakland on Tuesday. He's tied with Adam Jones for the most top-of-the-order homers in the major leagues since he moved there on May 24, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Venezolano de la semana: Brillan Eduardo Rodríguez y José Altuve

ESPNDeportes.com reconoce la labor del abridor zurdo de Boston y el intermedista de Houston. Leer

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El arma secreta de Astros

La llegada de Yulieski Gurriel a Houston pudiera ser la pieza que faltaba en Astros para llegar a postemporada. Ozzie Guillén analiza. Mirar

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Garner: Would like to see Astros land Lucroy

Former Astros manager Phil Garner and David Dalati talk about Mike Fiers' dugout blow-up with manager AJ Hinch and trades the Astros can make to help their playoff push.

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Timeline: Correa hacking scandal

Christopher Correa, the Cardinals' former scouting director, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Astros' player personnel database and email system.

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How hard will MLB punish Cardinals? (1:26)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking into the Astros' computer database. While Correa is certainly a slimeball, 46 months certainly seems excessive. As a reminder, the number of bankers to serve prison time after the housing crisis scandals: One.

Astros hold on to No. 10 spot in rankings

Houston kicked off the start of the second half by going 2-1 against the Mariners in Seattle. Up next for the Astros is a three-game series in Oakland. Power Rankings: Week 15

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs43215th
Batting Average.24522nd
On Base Percentage.32315th
Slugging Percentage.41614th
Earned Run Average3.779th
Quality Starts4911th
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.25615th

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